Drive-In Movies Near Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Get a retro movie-going experience.

Everyone did a lot of adjusting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restaurants started serving curb-side, bars were able to sell drinks to go and we saw the second rise of the drive-in movie theater.

And while some things are getting back to pre-pandemic practices, it looks like the drive-in might be around for a while longer — perhaps permanently, if we’re lucky.

Here, we’ve rounded up some drive-in spots that are playing kid-friendly movies during the summer of 2021. Check it out to find an option near you and treat your kids to some old-school fun.

Ford Drive-In

Now playing movies such as Scoob (PG) and Ghostbusters (PG) alongside adult flicks such as Wrong Turn (R) and Spiral: Saw (R). Watch for A Quiet Place Part II (PG13) and Cruella (PG-13) coming soon.

Macomb County Drive-In Movies

May brings big kid titles like The Croods, Trolls, Jurassic Park and The Incredibles. In June, watch for The Lion King (2019), Wonder Woman 1984 and Sonic the Hedgehog. Options for adults and older kids on select days, too.

Movie Magic at Lakeside Mall

A summertime event during COVID has turned into a permanent drive-in movie theater. Watch for options coming later this summer.

Summer Drive-In at USA Hockey Arena

Swing by in the summer months for family-friendly offerings. The last weekend in May brings a screening of Scoob (PG), Cruella (PG-13) and A Quiet Place Part II (PG-13). Follow them on Facebook for the latest.

The 15 Mile Drive-In Theater

Fleece and Thank You, Friendship Circle and the Jewish Community Center have teamed up to offer drive-in flicks on a giant, 55-foot pop-up screen. Check them out on Facebook to keep up with the latest options.

Have you heard of any other drive-in movies in our area? Tell us about them in the comments and we’ll add them to our list.

This post was originally published in June 2020 and is updated regularly.

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